Sunday, July 23, 2017

Oooops, where has the time gone?

Oh dear, I have been super busy at work so my poor blog has been neglected for the past month :(

Well, I had better make up for that!

Now...for your viewing pleasure

My Time to Craft - July 1 challenge - Christmas in July

Not a Christmas layout, but a normal layout using Christmas papers:



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Scrap Plezier - July 4 Reveal
























Premiers 2011 was created using Kaisercraft Rewind papers from a couple of years ago.  Again, I have used papers from the 6.5x6.5 paper pad (I have a huge collection of these and love them).  For interest, I tore the papers using my metal ruler.  This gives a nice straight edge to the tear.  From there I did my usual layering, in no particular order, just making sure the photo remained the main focus.
 

I finished the layout off with diecuts from the Rewind Collection as well as some buttons from my stash and some splatters of Tattered Angels Glimmermist – Sapphire.  The journalling was done on a dicut journalling spot from the Rewind Collection.   The title alphas are from Jillibean Soup.

Closeups:





















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Scrap Plezier - July 10 Moodboard

And a fabulous moodboard it is:

























I have used some mixed manufacturers in this layout of my boys and I taken at my birthday tea in May. Bits and pieces from Simple Stories, Doodlebug Designs, American Crafts, and Pink Paislee

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My Time to Craft July 15 challenge - In the Garden

This challenge is to be my last for the time being at My Time to Craft - with work being absolutely mental, I have had to let something go, and unfortunately, it is this design team.  But...the wonderful boss lady Shell, has said I am welcome back when things settle down, she may regret that offer as I may just do that!!

Lots of Kaisercraft project life cards used as the layers on this layout.  Even dragged out an old punch to add some texture to the edge of the paper.

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Scrap Plezier - July 16 Reveal
























This layout was created using a sketch from Sketches in Thyme, and the gorgeous Kaisercraft Wildflower collection, papers and diecuts.  All edges of the background cardstock, patterned papers, and diecuts have been inked with Versacolour Pinecone.  The photo was mounted on dark green cardstock and pop dotted to give some texture to the layout.  The green sparkle washi tape is also Kaisercraft, and the pale pink washi came from the TYPO store.  The word stickers in the top left corner are Tim Holtz Chit Chat stickers, the gold title alphas are Crate Paper Maggie Holmes, the small white and black letters are Kaisercraft.  The other alpha stickers used are from Simple Stories.  The splatters were created with Lindys Stamp Gang Flat Fabio in Plumeria Pink, and the turquoise colour is Dylusions Ink Spray in Vibrant Turquoise.

Some closeups:






















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Scrap Plezier - July 20 Reveal

For the July 20 reveal at Scrap Plezier I went with Kaisercraft.
For this layout I wanted to use Kraft cardstock but felt the background needed a lift, so I trimmed the kraft cardstock and then layered it onto an old piece of paper from my stash.  I took a Kaisercraft Cherish clear stamp and using Hero Arts Black Dye ink, stamped along both vertical sides of my photo mats.  I then took a stamp from Creative Impressions and added that as well.  Next I took my Prima Watercolours and splattered various colours over the background.  These colours were chosen to match the papers I was going to use.  Whilst this was drying, I layered 3 pieces of patterned paper from the Wildflower Collection from Kaisercraft (6.5x6.5 paper pad), slightly crookedly, and then matted my photo twice, and placed on the paper background.  I took some Kaisercraft wood veneer and coloured it with the Prima Watercolouors – I love how both pieces turned out.  The title alphas are DIY Thickers from Studio Calico and are fabric, therefore customisable.  Again, I used the Prima Watercolours and coloured the title alphas in matching colours.  Finally I used some stickers and diecuts from the Wildflowers Collection to finish off my layout.























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Sketches in Thyme #286 - July 22

Sara created this awesome sketch for this week at Sketches in Thyme

























I have used Crate Paper Maggie Holmes papers, washi tape, puffy stickers, chipboard stickers and diecuts.  The title alphas are Thickers from Crate Paper.

Some closeups:






















And thats it for July - thank you so much for getting to the end of this marathon post.

I will be back at the end of the month with some layouts from 2 CC's I will be participating in.

Dont forget to let me know you stopped by :)


Thursday, June 22, 2017

Sketches in Thyme #282



Hello Scrappy Friends

It is Sketch #282 reveal day at Sketches in Thyme

This is the amazing sketch we are using this week:
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Designed by the very talented Brenshevia


And here is my example, again using Kaisercraft, this time Indigo Skies collection - papers and diecut collectibles.



Murphy was an early birthday present for me and joined our family via the RSPCA on April24.  He is the most loving cat, with not a nasty bone in his body!!  He likes nothing more than sitting with me at my scrap desk, more often than not on the laptop.  He is a pleasure to be around.

Thanks for stopping by, this is the last of my DT commitments for June, but have a couple of challenge layouts to share when I have photographed them.






Scrap Plezier Reveal

Hello Scrappy Friends

I was revealled on the Scrap Pelzier blog last Sunday with a Kaisercraft layout.



This layout was created with Kaisercraft Chasing Rainbows.  I used a Crafters Workshop Stencil – Dots and Dashes with Nuvo Embellishment Mousse in Navy to create texture on the white cardstock background.  The I went to my 6.5x6.5 paper pad and tore out some papers to layer under my photo.  I added some border diecuts from the paper pad, as well as some diecuts from the Collectibles pack.  To finish the layout I added some Kaisercraft wood veneer Stars, Doily, and Banners.  The title was created with some really, really, really old Basic Grey alphas.
 
Wanna see some closeups?


























Thanks for dropping by today


Creative Inspirations Challenge - Scraplift

Hello Scrappy Friends

Last Thursday (15th) was my reveal day at Creative Inspiration for the Thursday Scraplift.

This is my last creation as a DT member at Creative Inspiration after deliberating long time as whether I would continue, I made the difficult decision to stand down at the end of my term.  This has been an awesome forum to be a DT member of, for 18 months, and I hope to find the time to pop in every now and then and join in on the challenges.  Congratulations to the new and returning DT members at Creative Inspiration.

Now on to my challenge.

I chose this layout by LisaM from October last year to scraplift.
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I loved the watercolour media on the background, and just knew it was calling me to scraplift.

Here is my lift:
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I used the awesome Kaisercraft Bombay Sunset collection and matched my Prima Watercolours to match.

I love how it turned out and I trust that Lisa isnt too disappointed with my lift effort.

Thanks for dropping by



My Time to Craft Reveal

Hello Scrappy Friends

I am running a bit late with my reveals this month :(

Challenge #348 - Summertime was revealed on Saturday 17th at My Time to Craft

I shared this layout of the pool area at the resort we stayed in Bali 12 months ago.  It was amazing!!
























I used a Sketches in Thyme sketch to produce this layout.  The Kaisercraft varnish paper background was created with Distress Inks, and the diecuts are from the Kaisercraft Sea Breeze Collectibles.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I will be back shortly with another reveal




Saturday, June 10, 2017

Scrap Plezier Inspired by Colour Reveal

Hello there Scrappy Friends

Up on the Scrap Plezier blog is our monthly Inspired by Colour challenge - and boy,is this one a beauty

Just look at those beautiful colours, yum, yum.

And now for my example:























The lighting is really bad, making the colours look really off, but trust me when I tell you that they do match the moodboard perfectly :)

I loved the colours in this moodboard – they matched perfectly the colours in the Kaisercraft Sage and Grace Collection.  I trimmed a 12x12 piece from the collection and distressed the edges with my edge distressing tool.  I cut 1.5 inch wide strips from another piece and cut various lengths from these strips.  I distressed all these edges as well.  I double matted my photo and distressed those edges as well!  I took 2 strips of a third sheet from the Sage and Grace collection, and yes, distressed the edges :) ,   I then adhered the 1.5 inch strips in a brick wall pattern.  I took some diecuts from the Bow and Arrow, and Provencial collectibles and layered them under where I wanted to place my photo.  I added a chipboard film strip, a large enamel brad, a Kaisercraft wood veneer lamp post that I embossed in a couple of colours.  I finished off by splattering some Gold Heidi Shine, and doodled around the outside edge with a black Sharpie paint pen

Closeups:


























Thanks for dropping by


Sunday, June 4, 2017

Scrap Plezier Reveal

Hello Scrappy Friends

I am up on the Scrap Plezier blog today with another Kaisercraft layout.























I took 3 sheets from the Blue Bay paper pad and cut them into different size strips.  I made sure that the photo and the strips were all the same size.  I placed the strips down the centre (almost) of the page and placed my photo between them.  I added some die cuts from the Collectibles pack, as well as some Kaiser Lucky Dip wood veneer Cogs and some Kaiser Pearls in Chocolate and Ice Green.  The title alphas are Thickers Campfire, and the Washi Tape is from my stash and the fine splatters were made with Tattered Angels Glimmermist in Suede.
 

A nice and simple layout.

Some closeups:





















Thanks so much for stopping by today - I would love for you to leave me a comment to let me know what you think of my layout :)

Till next time